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Michael W. Richardson

Michael W. Richardson is the former Sr. Content Production Associate for BrainFacts.org. He is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York, covering topics ranging from the brain and behavior to the environment.

Articles by Michael W. Richardson

Your body is even more vigilant about regulating and tracking its internal temperature than the best weather channel.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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CRISPR makes altering DNA easier than ever before. Is it the future of genetics?
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In the human retina, low-light-sensitive rods outnumber color-sensing cones by about twenty to one.
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The six layers of cells comprising the cerebral cortex are responsible for some of the most complex functions in the brain.
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Bundles of extra-long axons transmit signals from eyes to brain.
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Neuroscientist Denise Bellinger explains vagus nerve stimulation, its history as a medical treatment, and whether commercial VNS devices are effective and safe.
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Neural stem cells may transform into any type of neuron. Harnessing that potential might help us treat brain injuries and diseases that kill neurons.
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Neuroscience has a profound ability to alter society, but who makes sure it changes society for the better?
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The spinal cord is the nexus of the peripheral nervous system, the brain’s connection to the rest of the body.
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Tracking how water moves through the brain reveals the brain’s information highways.
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